AMD is planning to release a new generation of Ryzen desktop processors, and while that isn’t much of a surprise in itself, it could be happening sooner than many might have expected. Giga Computing, a subsidiary of GIGABYTE and an industry leader in high-performance servers, server motherboards, and workstations, shared a press release discussing its new servers for AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors yesterday, and within it comes the claim that the “next generation” of AMD Ryzen desktop processors are scheduled for release later this year. GIGABYTE didn’t provide any clarification as to what these chips might actually be, but that hasn’t stopped AMD fans from hoping that it might be Zen 5 and the Ryzen 8000 Series—according to a desktop roadmap that AMD had previously released, Zen 5 is expected to drop by 2024.
From a GIGABYTE press release:
Giga Computing, a subsidiary of GIGABYTE and an industry leader in high-performance servers, server motherboards, and workstations, today announced new GIGABYTE servers for the AMD Ryzen 7000 series processor that are highly cost-effective, high performing, and enterprise feature rich. The line that separated data centers from personal users is not so clear because modern desktop processors have a respectable CPU core count and impressive multi-threading performance, laying the foundation for infrastructure that is highly manageable, scalable, and efficient. Installing a consumer CPU platform into an enterprise rack solution provides a low-cost barrier to entry-level servers that are typically used for dedicated hosting, cloud gaming, code development, and content creation.
Of the four new 1U GIGABYTE servers, the E133-C10 is a short-depth edge server, whereas the R133-C10, R133-C11, and R133-C13 are traditional rack servers. This spectrum of entry-level servers allows for excellent price points to be reached with each model having its unique advantage whether that be the need for dual 10GbE ports or support for a dual-slot GPU. On the more budget friendly side are the E133-C10 and R133-C10 servers that are very similar and have been designed to support an AMD Ryzen 7000 “Zen 4” series processor up to 105W TDP. Conversely, the R133-C11 and R133-C13 have additional support for the full spectrum of processors up to 170W TDP and a power delivery system for a discrete GPU, so they will be used for 3D modeling, machine learning, VDI, and more. Last, each server comes with a 80+ Platinum rated power supply, and buyers can talk to our sales if they prefer a 80+ Titanium unit. Because this is a low power server it will surely to be deployed in homes, offices, and colocation centers.
Even though these new products are entry-level servers, CPU support does not end here and the AM5 platform is supported until at least 2025. The next generation of AMD Ryzen desktop processors that will come out later this year will also be supported on this AM5 platform, so customers who purchase these servers today have the opportunity to upgrade to the Ryzen 7000 series successor.